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Rare Book Hub: 44 Auctions Archived, another 30 Upcoming this Week

For the week ended Friday, 28 February 2020, 1 denominated Australian dollars, 15 in euros, 2 in British pounds, 1 in Mexican pesos, 24 in US dollars and 1 in South African rand have been reported.  Turnover was $22,369,634 as 12,487 lots were offered and 8,912 sold for a slim 71% rate of success.

 

4 auctions saw their total proceeds reach a million dollars: 

Heritage AuctionsWinter Platinum Night Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction on February 23rd: $13,856,512 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on February 23rd: $1,635,333 
Swann GalleriesClassic and Contemporary Photographs on February 25th: $1,068,434 
BonhamsTravel and Exploration on February 26th: $1,026,507 
 

9 auctions saw total sales exceed 100% of the high estimates of all lots offered in the sale: 

Mirabaud-Mercier AuctioneersMilitary History - Papers and Books on February 25th: 227.27% 
ALDEGeorge Pompidou Library on February 26th: 220.81% 
CottoneCottone's Auction on November 10th: 147.88% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on February 23rd: 113.82% 
ALDEOriginal Editions of the 19th to 21st Centuries on February 26th: 111.03% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 104.20% 
Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 102.55% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsPrints and Multiples on February 26th: 101.53% 
AguttesOld Books, Modern Books Illustrated on February 20th: 100.55% 


22 sales saw at least 80% of their lots sell: 

Heritage AuctionsWorld Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 100.00% 
Heritage AuctionsU.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 99.53% 
Heritage AuctionsThe Great American Comics Online Auction Featuring the Jack Kent Collection on February 26th: 99.51% 
Heritage AuctionsComics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on February 24th: 98.97% 
Doyle New YorkEdward Gorey and Illustration Art on February 25th: 98.48% 
ALDEGeorge Pompidou Library on February 26th: 97.16% 
Garth's Auctioneers and AppraisersFine Art - Prints and Books on February 22nd: 97.14% 
Heritage AuctionsMovie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/16 on February 23rd: 96.92% 
Heritage AuctionsWinter Platinum Night Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction on February 23rd: 94.71% 
CottoneCottone's Auction on November 10th: 94.12% 
Heritage AuctionsAmericana and Political on February 23rd: 93.38% 
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare BooksFine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 22nd: 92.00% 
Knotty Pine Auction ServiceKnotty Pine Auction Service's Auction on December 13th: 90.54% 
Knotty Pine Auction ServiceKnotty Pine Auction Service's Auction on August 30th: 90.44% 
Rago Arts and AuctionsPrints and Multiples on February 26th: 90.36% 
University ArchivesAutographs, Books, Relics, Kerouac, Hemingway on February 26th: 86.46% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 85.28% 
Catawiki B. V.Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 2/7 on February 18th: 85.19% 
Alaska AuctionIditarod - Prints, Books on February 26th: 85.00% 
Tessier & Sarrou and AssociatesFirst Part of Jen Pierre Coffe's Library on February 24th: 83.48% 
Bruun RasmussenPrints on February 25th: 82.29% 
Catawiki B. V.Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 2/7 on February 16th: 80.88% 

Top 25 Lots Reported This Past Week.
  1. Heritage Auctions 1937 Lou Gehrig Game Worn New York Yankees Jersey -- Photo Matched! on February 23rd Actual price: USD $870,000.
  2. Heritage Auctions 1941 Play Ball Joe DiMaggio #71 PSA Gem Mint 10. on February 23rd Actual price: USD $750,000.
  3. Heritage Auctions Wyatt Earp: An Amazingly Documented 10-Gauge Shotgun Used by Him to Kill "Curly Bill" Brocius. on February 23rd Actual price: USD $375,000.
  4. Heritage Auctions 1947 Joe DiMaggio World Series Game Five Worn & Signed New York Yankees Jersey, MEARS A9 & SGC Excellent--Photo Matched! on February 23rd Actual price: USD $372,000.
  5. Heritage Auctions 1952 Topps Mickey Mantle #311 PSA NM-MT 8. on February 23rd Actual price: USD $360,666.
  6. Heritage Auctions 1961 Mickey Mantle Game Worn New York Yankees Jersey- Photo Matched to 1960 & 1961 World Series! on February 23rd Actual price: USD $360,000.
  7. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Geographie opus novissima traductione. 2 Teile in 1 Band. on May 27th Actual price: USD $337,512.
  8. Heritage Auctions 1909-11 T206 Sweet Caporal 350/30 Ty Cobb (Bat Off Shoulder) PSA Mint 9. on February 23rd Actual price: USD $324,000.
  9. Heritage Auctions 2003-04 Upper Deck Exquisite Collection LeBron James Rookie Patch Autograph 05/99 #78 BGS Mint 9 - 10 Autograph. on February 23rd Actual price: USD $264,000.
  10. Heritage Auctions 1910-15 Ty Cobb Game Used Bat, PSA/DNA GU 9.5. on February 23rd Actual price: USD $216,000.
  11. Heritage Auctions 1983 George Brett Game Worn & Signed Kansas City Royals Jersey, MEARS A10--From the Pine Tar Game! on February 23rd Actual price: USD $174,000.
  12. Heritage Auctions 2009 Bowman Chrome Draft Mike Trout Orange Refractor 6/25 #BDPP89 BGS Gem Mint 9.5 - 10 Autograph. on February 23rd Actual price: USD $168,000.
  13. Heritage Auctions 1954 Bowman Mickey Mantle #65 PSA Mint 9. on February 23rd Actual price: USD $168,000.
  14. Heritage Auctions 1965 Willie Mays Game Worn San Francisco Giants Jersey, MEARS A9--Multiple Photo Matches! on February 23rd Actual price: USD $150,000.
  15. Heritage Auctions Signed 1909-11 T206 Ty Cobb Green Portrait, PSA/DNA Authentic. on February 23rd Actual price: USD $144,000.
  16. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Les liliacées. 8 Bände in 4. on May 27th Actual price: USD $123,984.
  17. Bonhams A view of Macau looking towards the gardens of the Casa, with figures in the foreground, on February 26th Actual price: USD $121,263.
  18. Heritage Auctions 1953 Topps Baseball PSA Graded Near Set (268/274) - Only Two Cards Graded Below PSA NM-MT 8. on February 23rd Actual price: USD $120,000.
  19. Heritage Auctions 1910-11 T3 Turkey Red Ty Cobb #9 Checklist Back (Offer) SGC NM+ 7.5. on February 23rd Actual price: USD $117,000.
  20. Heritage Auctions 1951 Joe DiMaggio All-Star Game Bat Used in 1951 World Series, PSA/DNA GU 10. on February 23rd Actual price: USD $114,000.
  21. Bonhams Photographs of Scenes and Incidents in Connection with the Happenings to the Weddell Sea Party, 1914, 1915, 1916, [1917] on February 26th Actual price: USD $113,184.
  22. Bonhams The Grotto of Camoes, Macau on February 26th Actual price: USD $113,184.
  23. Ketterer Kunst Doerling Also sprach Zarathustra. Ein Buch für alle und keinen. on May 27th Actual price: USD $112,963.
  24. Heritage Auctions 1938 Lou Gehrig Signed New York Yankees Player's Contract, PSA/DNA Gem Mint 10. on February 23rd Actual price: USD $111,000.
  25. Heritage Auctions 1964 New York Yankees American League Championship Rolex Wristwatch Presented to Mickey Mantle. on February 23rd Actual price: USD $108,000.



44 total sales reported this week:

Thomaston Place Auction Galleries. Winter Auction Weekend Event on February 28th: 70.92%
Alaska Auction. Fur Rondy online - Prints, Books on February 27th: 50.00%
Bonhams. Geometric Abstraction: Prints & Multiples Online bistart 2/20 on February 27th: 55.71%
Bonhams. Travel and Exploration on February 26th: 73.57%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Knotty Pine Auction Service's Auction on December 13th: 90.54%
Knotty Pine Auction Service. Knotty Pine Auction Service's Auction on August 30th: 90.44%
Coutau Begarie. Coutau Begarie's Auction on May 15th: 48.29%
Cottone. Cottone's Auction on November 10th: 94.12%
Amsterdam Book Auctions. Amsterdam Book Auctions's Auction on November 6th: 33.67%
Amsterdam Book Auctions. Amsterdam Book Auctions's Auction on July 1st: 46.84%
Rago Arts and Auctions. Prints and Multiples on February 26th: 90.36%
ALDE. George Pompidou Library on February 26th: 97.16%
ALDE. Original Editions of the 19th to 21st Centuries on February 26th: 76.47%
Alaska Auction. Iditarod - Prints, Books on February 26th: 85.00%
Stephan Welz & Co.. Fine Art - Prints and Books on February 26th: 64.06%
University Archives. Autographs, Books, Relics, Kerouac, Hemingway on February 26th: 86.46%
Heritage Auctions. The Great American Comics Online Auction Featuring the Jack Kent Collection on February 26th: 99.51%
Swann Galleries. Classic and Contemporary Photographs on February 25th: 67.07%
Morton Subastas. BOOKS AND DOCUMENTS PERTAINING TO THE WARS OF INTERVENTION IN MEXICO on February 25th: 26.63%
Mirabaud-Mercier Auctioneers. Military History - Papers and Books on February 25th: 68.75%
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. First Part of Jen Pierre Coffe's Library on February 24th: 83.48%
Bruun Rasmussen. Prints on February 25th: 82.29%
Heritage Auctions. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 99.53%
Heritage Auctions. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/18 on February 25th: 100.00%
Forum Auctions. Online Sale: Modern and Contemporary Editions and Works on Paper on February 25th: 58.67%
Doyle New York. Edward Gorey and Illustration Art on February 25th: 98.48%
Winter Associates. Furnishings - Fine Art Prints on February 24th: 76.67%
Clars Auction Gallery. Fine Art - Prints on February 23rd: 64.91%
Clars Auction Gallery. Books and Prints on February 22nd: 69.85%
Aguttes. Old Books, Modern Books Illustrated on February 20th: 69.45%
Heritage Auctions. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online on February 24th: 98.97%
Heritage Auctions. Movie Posters Weekly - Bidstart 2/16 on February 23rd: 96.92%
Heritage Auctions. Winter Platinum Night Sports Collectibles Catalog Auction on February 23rd: 94.71%
Michael Treloar. The Paul Lucas Collection of Australian Military History on February 22nd: 68.94%
Garth's Auctioneers and Appraisers. Fine Art - Prints and Books on February 22nd: 97.14%
Bonhams. Beloved: Photographs Online - bidstart 2/13 on February 21st: 32.95%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 2/7 on February 18th: 85.19%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 2/7 on February 17th: 76.39%
Catawiki B. V.. Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 2/7 on February 16th: 80.88%
Catawiki B. V.. Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 2/14 on February 21st: 85.28%
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper on February 22nd: 92.00%
Heritage Auctions. Americana and Political on February 23rd: 93.38%
Soler Y Llach. Alberto Marin Library on February 19th: 46.27%

 


For the week ahead 30 sales are scheduled:

Mon. Mar. 2nd
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1700) - Internet bidstart 2/21. 75 lots
Bruun Rasmussen. Copenhagen. Prints. 84 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints. 33 lots

Tue. Mar. 3rd
Winner's Auctions Ltd. Jerusalem. Special Auction. 129 lots
William H. Bunch Auctions and Appraisals. Chadds Ford, PA . Eclectic Variety - Books, Prints. 58 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1600) - Internet bidstart 2/21. 34 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. U.S. Currency Weekly - Internet Bidstart 2/25. 674 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. World Currency Weekly - Internet bidstart 2/25. 137 lots

Wed. Mar. 4th
Christies. New York. Contemporary Editions. 200 lots
Dominic Winter Book Auctions. Gloucestershire. Printed Books, Maps & Documents, The Reference Library of the Late John Lawson (1932-2019). 434 lots
Heritage Auctions. New York. Rare Books. 456 lots
RR Auction. Amherst. Autographs and Artifacts, featuring Pop Culture - online bidstart 2/24. 920 lots
Kedem Auctions Ltd.. Jerusalem . Judaica: Books, Manuscripts, Letters. 385 lots

Thu. Mar. 5th
Forum Auctions. London. Online Sale: Maps and Atlases. 174 lots
PBA Galleries. San Francisco. Rare Photography: The Robert Enteen Collection. With Illustration & Fine Books. 446 lots
Swann Galleries. New York. 19th and 20th Century Prints and Drawings. 538 lots
Tessier & Sarrou and Associates. Paris. Posters. 290 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics. 1360 lots
Sothebys. New York. Alfred Stieglitz, Georgia O’Keeffe, Juan Hamilton: Passage. 51 lots
Alaska Auction. Anchorage. Online Only Sale - Books, Prints. 84 lots

Fri. Mar. 6th
Bonhams. New York. Extraordinary Books and Manuscripts. 115 lots
Christies. New York. Domberger: 65 Years of Screenprinting - Online bidstart 2/28. 68 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Art and Photography - Online bidstart 2/28. 29 lots
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Old and Rare Books (Pre-1800) - Internet bidstart 2/28. 160 lots

Sat. Mar. 7th
Michaans Auctions. Alameda, CA . March Gallery Auction - Prints, Books. 28 lots
Trillium Antique Prints & Rare Books. Franklin. Fine Art - Antique Engravings & Lithographs - Works on Paper. 200 lots

Sun. Mar. 8th
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Sports Collectibles Weekly - Bidstart 2/23. 194 lots
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Comics, Animation, & Art Weekly Online.
Heritage Auctions. Dallas. Movie Posters Weekly.
Catawiki B. V.. LA Assen, . Autographs and Manuscripts - Internet bidstart 2/28. 31 lots

Bruce McKinney

RBH and AE

  • <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MACHIAVELLI, Niccolò. <i>Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, The life of Castruccio Castracani of Lucca…</i> Translated by Edward Dacres. London, 1640. $25,000 to $35,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FILSON, John. <i>The Discovery, Settlement and present State of Kentucke: and An Essay towards the Topography, and Natural History of that important Country…</i> Wilmington, Del.: James Adams, 1784. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> ELUARD, Paul. <i>Un poeme dans chaque livre.</i> Paris: Louis Broder, 1956. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LEWIS, James Otto. [<i>Aboriginal Port Folio.</i> Philadelphia: Published by the Author, 1835-1836]. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS]. BOOK OF HOURS, use of Rome, in Latin. [Southern Netherlands (Ghent or Bruges), c.1460]. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> MORE, Thomas, Sir. <i>The Workes ... wrytten by him in the Englysh tongue.</i> Edited by William Rastell. London, 1557. $8,000 to $12,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> [KELMSCOTT PRESS]. MORRIS, William. <i>Love is Enough.</i> Hammersmith: The Kelmscott Press, 1897. $5,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> LINCOLN, Abraham. Autograph endorsement signed as President (“A. Lincoln”), 24 February 1863. $4,000 to $6,000.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> WASHINGTON, George. Address panel with autograph free frank signed ("G:o Washington"), as Commander in Chief of the Continental Army, 5 August 1777. $3,000 to $5,000.
    <center><b>Hindman Auctions<br>Fine Books and Manuscripts<br>November 12-13, 2020</b>
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Beastly Baby.</i> N.p.: The Fantod Press, 1962. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> FROST, Robert. Photographic reproduction signed and inscribed ("Robert Frost”), to R.V. Thornton, 1955. $1,000 to $1,500.
    <b>Hindman Auctions, Nov. 12-13:</b> GOREY, Edward. <i>The Bug Book.</i> New York: Looking Glass Library, 1959. $500 to $700.
  • <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Book of Hours with Illuminated Miniatures, France, mid-15th century. $15,000 to $25,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Conradus de Alemania [Halberstadt the Elder], <i>Concordantiae Bibliorum,</i> Strassburg, 1474. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Christopher Marlowe, <i>The Jew of Malta,</i> London, 1633. Earliest extant edition of this antiauthoritarian Elizabethan play. $40,000 to $60,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b><br>Sir Isaac Newton, <i>The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,</i> first edition in English, 2 volumes, London, 1729. $20,000 to $30,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> John Rae, <i>Narrative of an Expedition to the Shores of the Arctic Sea in 1846 and 1847,</i> first edition, London, 1850. $3,000 to $4,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Philip Pittman, <i>The Present State of the European Settlements on the Mississippi…,</i> first edition, London, 1770. $10,000 to $12,000.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Cyanotype of an anatomy class at Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1895. $300 to $400.
    <b>Swann Auction Galleries Oct 27:</b> Equine veterinary formulary, manuscript on paper, East Earl, Pennsylvania, circa 1860. $400 to $600.
  • <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> REGAMEY, Felix (1844-1906). Unique drawing showing Verlaine and Rimbaud in London, September 1872. €70,000 to 100,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LABORDE, Alexandre de (1773-1842). <i>Voyage pittoresque et historique de l’Espagne.</i> Paris : 1806-1820. €20,000 to 30,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> BOCCACE, Jean (1313-1375). <i>Il Decamerone…</i> Venise : Gabriele Giolito di Ferrari, 1542.<br>€ 12,000 to 15,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> LAMBERT, Yvon (1936). Full collection of writings from <i>Une rêverie émanée de mes loisirs.</i> Paris : 1992 - 2018. €50,000 to 70,000
    <b>Christie’s, Nov 3 :</b> JOUVE, Paul (1878-1973) -- KIPLING, Rudyard (1865-1936). <i>La Chasse de Kaa.</i> Paris : Javal & Bourdeaux, 1930. €2,000 to 3,000